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Eggnog Molded Salad Recipe

Eggnog Molded Salad Recipe

For an excellent holiday gelatin salad, try this one. It looks so lovely on a platter and tastes good with the fruit and a hint of eggnog flavor. It goes well with any meal because it's refreshing. -Alice Ceresa, Rochester, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced pears
  • 1 package (6 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Orange slices, maraschino cherries and mint leaves, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water; let stand 1 minute.
  • 2. Drain pears over a 2-cup measuring cup, reserving syrup. Add enough water to the syrup to measure 2 cups; pour into a saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Add lemon gelatin and unflavored gelatin mixture; stir 2 minutes to dissolve completely. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 3. Stir in sour cream and eggnog until well blended. Refrigerate until partially set.
  • 4. Cut oranges and drained pears into chunks; stir into gelatin mixture. Pour into a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate, covered, until firm. If desired, serve with oranges, cherries and mint. Yield: 12 servings.

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hkarow9713 User ID: 7604678 238767
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"Very creamy in texture and light in flavor. I would like it to have a bit stronger eggnog taste though. Maybe I will try and change it a bit next time I make it."

dwinokur User ID: 887938 219725
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Looks pretty and has a light, refreshing taste."

anita j rhodes User ID: 6051 7349
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"Served this for Christmas brunch. Followed the recipe except cut back sour cream in favor of a little more eggnog. It was fantastic and very popular---so light and refreshing. It is lovely to look at when decorated with some fresh raspberries. Will definitely put this on our list to repeat again next Christmas. Enjoy!"

virtualdynamo User ID: 1563968 9722
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Every year for XMAS brunch ... light and fruity. We love it."

MyraRose User ID: 1487878 14159
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"This is beautiful to look at and is very yummy."

krbmom User ID: 539604 13443
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

"I've been making this for several years and love it, it has a lemony and eggnog taste and the fruit is a nice bonus. It is a forgiving recipe, too, and you can probably add what fruit you favor, such as fruit cocktail, peaches, etc."

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